I do not know about you, but my family LOVES pizza! Through the years many pizza places lost their thrill and we started making our own, but since moving to the mid west, we have found a new favorite place to eat out- Pizza Ranch!
We love that they have a buffet and great salad bar. We love that they take pizza requests, Salem's favorite is Barbecue Chicken. We love that they have gluten free pizza! And we love that they are a Christian organization. In fact, one of the first things my youngest son noticed the first time we ate there was the fact that they were playing Christian music!
About Pizza Ranch- Adrie Groeneweg had a dream that started in Hull, IA, in 1981, when he was just 19 years old. It was simple. Why does everyone have to drive out of town to get a pizza? With just six specialty and single topping pizza recipes developed by Adrie's mother, Lorraine, Pizza Ranch was born. Pizza Ranch's vision and mission is to glorify God by positively impacting the world and to give every guest a legendary experience. They have 190+ locations across 13 states including Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nebraska, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado.
Last month, Pizza Ranch released a new CD, Living Hope, featuring 12 songs by popular artists. Most of the songs were written just for this CD around the theme of hope. You will recognize artists like Colton Dixon, Francesca Batistelli, Ellie Holcomb, Sidewalk Prophets, Kevin Max, Bart Millard, Passion Band featuring Kristian Stanfill, Michael W. Smith, and Mark Schultz.
Right after the album was released Pizza Ranch donated $120,000 on behalf of participating “Living Hope” artists and record labels to Porter’s Call, a non-profit working to be a service of counsel, support and encouragement to recording artists and their families.
I have to tell you, as soon as this CD hit our mailbox, it was commandeered by my 13 year old and has been in his room since. He loves it- especially the song Savior's Arms by Passion Band. I did manage to put in the car on a recent trip and also really enjoyed it. I have several favorite songs, but if I had to pick just one I would have to say Hope of Heaven by Michael W. Smith. I may be showing my age here, but Michael W, Smith has been a favorite of min since I was a teen!
You can purchase Living Hope for $5 from any Pizza Ranch restaurant or download it here through August 31st.
Thanks to FlyBy Productions and Pizza Ranch, you can also win a copy of the Living Hope CD here on Family, Faith and Fridays. Just leave me a comment telling me your favorite Christian artist or song to enter. A random winner will be drawn next Wednesday!